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London Calling by redtreeme London Calling by redtreeme
Entered this piece into the Art Takes London competition.
Please Vote for me if you feel it's worthy.
www.arttakeslondon.com/redtree

Man: - Self Portrait.
Where - 1 Mile away from Tower Bridge, London, UK
I hope you like it.

Canon 5Dmkii, 24-70mm at 38mm, f11, 1/6 sec, ISO 100. Tripod used. .3 Lee ND Graduated filter.
2 Days into my new job in London I decided to get in super early to see if I could catch some early mist by Tower Bridge.
I eventually found a favourable spot and got dressed into my outfit. As it was 4am there were only a few runners giving me puzzled looks. After a couple of hours trying various poses, dodging rain showers and the odd comment or two an American chap scared the life out of me when he tapped me on the leg and asked "hey buddy, are you OK?".
Difficult one that, as I was standing on a wall with a 40ft drop the other side dressed in a business suit with a Bowler Hat and Umbrella.
All I could say was "urm, I think so".

This shot is also available from a photobook collection called 'All Business' by redtree.me

© Copyright David Huxtable-Reid – redtree.me – All rights reserved.
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MelikeBAt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :clap:
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redtreeme Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Thank you so much
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :aww:
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Sy-roco Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I'm homesick for London at the moment, and this is so very lovely. Thank you.
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:iconredtreeme:
redtreeme Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
That is very kind of you to say. Thank you.
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pbbls Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Fantastic image - the depth created by the contrast between the stark black in the foreground and the misty distant backdrop, plus the perfect asymmetry and dynamic of the composition!

And a fortunately funny story to go with the picture... "oh no, he's not going to jump, is he?" ... The bowler hat-wearing umbrella-carrying London businessman drowning himself in the river Thames after a stock exchange crash surely must have been part of at least half a dozen novels or movies. :-)
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redtreeme Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you for the lovely comment.
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snoek06 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great photo <3
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robinwho Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your "René Magritte" pictures are GREAT!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
perfect work* featured here [link] :)
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Philosophy-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely breathtaking. I can imagine the sort of humorous story you added along with the picture, i must say, it made me chuckle.

Anyways, great picture. :)
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
mono beauty...
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zeunicorn1o Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! :heart:
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the simplicity, very stylish! :D
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Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Amazing picture!
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CalLmE-rOmS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
A M A Z I N G...
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British-Pixie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
...I love you. (lol)
Hits me right in the heart. Well done.
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Photographer
Hey :)
Featured your photo here: [link]
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photosbydreamer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Briliant!
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xMsAleshax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I thought of Renee Magritte, as well. Beautiful work. =]
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vbagiatis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured as my personal best for 2011 ([link])
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LeMatos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent shot, very clever composition and a beautiful English touch ! :)
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red-liight Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
This is my favorite pic of deviantart, i really want it in my home ..... :D
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albammo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
It's like an old fashioned banker's salute to the city.
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tinselties Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, I really love this. The concept, the colour...
And I must say that's an amazing hat you have there.
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Pickles14 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
This is stunning, worth all your effort. This is just amazing. Love the atmosphere.
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JPtHart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Photographer
Featured here :aww:

[link]
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MarinMix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have never commented here on DA but, my lord, you don't know how much I love that photo!
The work is subtle... you are obviously aware of what moves someone. I would love to have you shoot a cover for me... oneday.
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vbagiatis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here... [link]
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Nexare Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Wonderful photo.
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OhLizz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconeufrosis::iconsparklylove:
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jmayimages Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
LOVE this! So charming :)
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DigUpOphelia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
omg this is so awesome! i luv london and this really shows its spirit!♥
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BIBI1607 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing
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kaoru1869 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nice shot and good idea! It reminds me of Magritte's paintings.
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Ellesun Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelent! congratulations
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erizojr Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
LOL very mush like my artwork
Gravity Pull [link]

Nice Pic BTW
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your artwork is featured here: [link]
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apostolos-t Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Fantastic shoot!!!
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful picture !
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darkVOID42 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great!
Good luck for the competition!
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lululetti Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome :D
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workbyknight Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
clever, and beautiful
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xavierrey Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:clap:
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VesnaSvesna Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
featured [link]
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BergetBergman Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   Photographer
I really like these three photographs! The give me a bit of a Charlie Chaplin feeling with the hat, umbrella and pose. The fog in the background really contributes to the picture.
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xMsAleshax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it! =D
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68Dusty Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
It's.... just... SO... FANCY!! I love it.
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aprileagle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
That is a photo? O________o Wow! I just wanted to congratulate you to this fantastic painting when I read the specifics about your camera. This is incredible!
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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May 18, 2011, 5:47:43 AM
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